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Obituaries

Rand Boyd Evans
Jan 14, 2021
Rand Evans was an expert on the subject of the history of psychology and related antique scientific instrumentation. His professional life began as an assistant professor of psychology at Wright State University from 1967 to 1972. He died Jan. 8, 2021, in Livermore Falls, Maine.
Jan Gabbert
Dec 31, 2020
Janice Jean Gabbert, 80, of Dayton, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020. She served as chair of the Department of Classics for almost 20 years and retired in 2004.
Elizabeth Harden
Dec 15, 2020
Elizabeth Harden was a pioneer, in the best sense of the word. She was the only woman to receive a Ph.D. in her graduating class at Arkansas, and she was the first female full professor in the English Department and in the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State. She has been applauded for both her teaching and administrative work at Wright State. She passed away on Dec. 11, 2020.
Nov 28, 2020
After retiring from Wright State University as an administrative secretary in the Office of University Communications, Vi enjoyed traveling with her husband, volunteering for SISCA and Meals on Wheels, and participating in bible/fellowship studies. She died on Nov. 17, 2020.
Jim Hughes
Nov 10, 2020
An inspired teacher, Jim Hughes was one of the founding faculty members at Wright State University, where he taught English for over three decades and received many teaching awards of distinction. He died on Nov. 7, 2020.
Jean Edwards
Nov 9, 2020
A determined and exceedingly kind lady, Betty Jean Edwards (McElreath), age 75, of Bellbrook, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020.
Gertude Johnstone-Copeland
Oct 27, 2020
Gertrude was a 1947 graduate of Catholic Central High School and then attended Robert Morris School of Business in Pittsburgh. She retired from Wright State University in 1992. She died Oct. 20, 2020.
Warren Kreye
Oct 23, 2020
Warren was a dedicated researcher and a prolific publisher. He was still doing research and publishing well into his 90s. He died on Oct. 19, 2020.
Oct 19, 2020
A Vietnam War veteran, Leo served 20 years in the US Air Force, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He subsequently spent 26 years as a Senior Lecturer in WSU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. He died on Oct. 16, 2020.
David Uddin
Oct 19, 2020
As a commissioned officer in the Medical Service Corps, David Uddin served in various positions at the National Naval Medical Center (now the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center). While there, he was part of the treatment team for President Ronald Reagan. He died on Oct. 13, 2020.

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